Do you know the reason?
Occasionally, we all realise that exercising is important for a healthy and fit body. But when the time comes to actually tie up our laces and sweat it out, we prefer to stay indoors and binge-watch our favourite show.
Most people even complain that they do not have enough time to exercise, which is just another excuse to evade exercising. But why does this happen? Even after knowing all the health benefits and importance of exercising daily, we often fail to incorporate physical activity into our daily life. Here in this article, we will try to solve this common dilemma faced by most people on a regular basis.
For the study, a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia selected 29 participants. The participants were made to wear electrodes that registered their brain activity and then were asked to look at images of either physical activity or physical inactivity. They had to first move their on-screen avatars toward the active pictures and in the second test, they were asked to do exactly the opposite.
At the end of the study, the researches concluded that volunteers moved faster toward physically active pictures than toward the inactive images. However, their brain was more active while moving their avatars away from the inactive images than moving toward them.
03/8Why should you do
It is quite difficult to convince our mind to move our body. No matter how hard you try to convince yourself to engage in any kind of physical activity, the chances are you might not succeed. For that, you need some kind of enticement. If you find exercising tedious, choose some kind of physical activity, which is more like a game.
04/84 workouts for people who hate exercising
It is not necessary to join the gym or other fitness classes that your friend has been recommending to you for a while. Find something that interests you. So that you can stay motivated and do not skip exercising. Here are 4 workouts that you might find interesting.
If you find it hard to get up in the morning and go outdoor to perform some physical activity then try skipping a rope. You can do it at home and at any time of the day. It is a full-body activity, beneficial for people of all age groups.
If you love challenges, then you can do an obstacle course. Create your own small obstacle course in a corner of your house and get going. You can use park benches to leap over, balance beams, and try climbing walls or jumping hurdles.
07/8Play a sport
If you loved to play some sport earlier, it is time to start doing it again. If not, you are never too old to learn a new sport. Playing sports will also help you socialise, which is good for your mental well-being.
08/8Exercise in bed
You do not need a perfect setting to exercise. There are plenty of exercises that you can do even on your bed or while making your morning coffee. These are some small ways to move your body throughout the day.